I designed and constructed this journal and it is now full! The cover is a collaborative piece of kraft paper my good freind Kellie and I made. I used it to cover two pieces of book board. After painting a piece of canvas with Quinachridone Crimson I then glued it to each bookboard for the spine. I sewed in 5 signatures with a version of the long stich adding several kinds of decorative papers and watercolour paper. The beauty of this design is that it could expand to allow lots of fat pages and not fan out.